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Cost of Living in Helsinki, Finland

Prices in Helsinki

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 102.15
Rent Index: 45.58
Groceries Index: 100.40
Restaurants Index: 106.94
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 74.70
Local Purchasing Power: 90.54

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
9.00
14.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
56.34
80.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 7.50 €
6.82
8.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.00 €
5.00
6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 €
4.00
7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.27 €
3.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.30 €
2.00
3.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.81 €
1.20
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.06 €
0.90
1.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.25 €
1.90
3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.06 €
1.50
3.00
Eggs (12) 2.47 €
2.00
3.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.34 €
7.00
10.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.36 €
10.00
13.00
Apples (1kg) 2.38 €
2.00
3.00
Oranges (1kg) 2.12 €
1.90
3.00
Tomato (1kg) 2.93 €
2.50
3.50
Potato (1kg) 1.04 €
0.80
1.50
Lettuce (1 head) 1.80 €
1.50
2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.95 €
1.50
2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 €
9.00
12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.66 €
2.00
3.20
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.86 €
2.20
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 5.60 €
5.50
5.90
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 €
2.60
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 46.50 €
45.00
50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 €
5.90
8.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.52 €
1.52
1.52
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 43.30 €
43.30
43.30
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.65 €
1.60
1.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,833.00 €
24,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 71.38 €
42.50
102.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 €
0.06
0.09
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 18.93 €
14.00
22.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.33 €
60.00
75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.00 €
20.00
28.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 €
11.00
13.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 84.82 €
65.00
100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.12 €
29.99
44.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 91.67 €
80.00
100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 97.78 €
70.00
120.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 921.07 €
800.00
1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 723.75 €
600.00
800.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,718.75 €
1,500.00
2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,191.18 €
1,000.00
1,400.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,893.92 €
5,500.00
6,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,722.22 €
3,000.00
4,500.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,242.50 €
2,000.00
2,700.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 2.28
2.00
2.50

These data are based on 1665 entries in the past 18 months from 207 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2014

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11 Comments so far

#Juan on Sep 12, 2014 :
Hey I wanted to know if a stipend between 2000-3000 Euros/month is sufficient for a Phd student
Thanks in advance!!
#FromHEL on Dec 12, 2013 :
To Arbimo: Probably you'll be fine with 2500€ and upwards (AFTER taxes) income. 3000€ a month net income would be ideal. It's indeed an expensive country, and in Helsinki rents are huge. As you can see, you have to pay around 1200€ only for 3-bedroom apartment outside of the center. Of course prices are little lower if you move to another city.

Education is of high standards although it's hard to say more without knowing which grade/level of education you were talking about.
#Arbimo on Nov 20, 2013 :
Hi there. I have planning to work and live in Finland with my wife and my 1 son. How much is the monthly expenses for one little family like us? If anyone happens to know please share to us; and we're also interested with the education system you have in finland. Cheers.
#Rebecca on Jul 22, 2013 :
Is it possible for an American and her son to move to Helsinki permanently? How do I go about that.
My sin is entering his sophomore year of high school. I'm retired and get disability and collect a good amount of money from Social Security.
I wonder how much a small house, 3 bedrooms would cost.
I'm so excited about your educational system for my son.
#Ganga Singh on Jul 17, 2013 :
I want to know about the scholarships in helsinki and other universities in Finland.
#Cathleen Butler on Jun 11, 2013 :
needing info on how long visas are good for for American citizens, how long can they stay in the country and is it possible for americans to study or work in the country? and if they study can they receive government assistance or use loans and grants from the u.s.a. to study abroad? I looked at price for apartment, are they ever rented for month to month? it would be for myself and my son or we could rent a room or two rooms. I can be contacted at creativeenergy1@cox.net Thank you, any information will be helpful. Also when are your months of spring and summer there?
#Mladen on Feb 14, 2013 :
Hi, Peter, please contribute latest data. We do archive old items periodically. Thanks
#Peter on Feb 14, 2013 :
I am afraid Helsinki prices are not that accurate anymore.
In the past couple of years food prices as well as transportation have increased more than 13%.
#Eetu on Jul 28, 2012 :
Current apartment rent and selling prices in Finland: https://www.vuokraisanta.fi/tilastot/

Vuokratasot = rent prices, myyntitasot = sellingprices, pyydetään = asking prices, tarjotaan = offred prices, maksetaan = paid prices
#KK on Jul 21, 2012 :
Please note that in Helsinki housing it is common to advertise rooms instead of bedrooms in apartments. The housing prices seem to reflect 3-room apartments, not 3-bedroom (i.e. 4-room) places.
#Shaman on Jun 21, 2012 :
For undergraduate students (at least for bachelors and masters), you can travel for half price provided you use a student travel card. It would mean that the monthly pass will be 22,50eur for a single region, instead of the typical 44eur.

Using the travel card itself can reduce your travel expenditure, if you plan to stay in Helsinki for some time. Here is a website with all the information about travel rates:

http://www.hsl.fi/EN/ticketsandfares/prices/Pages/internaltickets.aspx

NOTE: Students will fall into "Value ticket, discount group 2".

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